International Women’s Club Championship 2014

Thursday, 27 November 2014

This year’s International Women’s Club Championship will be held between November 30th and December 6th.

Sponsored by Nestlé, it is officially named the Nestlé Cup International Women’s Club Championship 2014.

Nishigaoka Soccer Stadium in Tokyo, with the main National Training Center building in the background. The main gate to the complex is to the left of the stand seen here.
The view from the opposite seating area. The back entrance is to the right of the main stand seen in the background. The nearest convenience store is to be found in its vicinity.

Six teams will compete:

Melbourne Victory (Australian W-League champions)
São José Esporte Clube (South American champions)
Arsenal Ladies (FA Women’s Cup winners)
Jiangsu Huatai FC (IWCC Preliminary Tournament winners*)
Okayama Yunogo Belle (Nadeshiko League Regular Series champions)
Urawa Red Diamonds Ladies (Nadeshiko League champions)

First Round Matches, to be played on November 30th, in Mimasaka, Okayama Prefecture

Match 1 (11:05) – Live Broadcast
Urawa Red Diamonds Ladies – Jiangsu Huatai FC

Match 2 (14:10) – Recorded Broadcast (19:00)
Okayama Yunogo Belle – Melbourne Victory

Semi-Final Matches, to be played on December 3rd, in Tokyo

Match 3 (16:05) – Live Broadcast
Winners of Match 1 – São José Esporte Clube

Match 4 (19:05) – Recorded Broadcast (22:00)
Arsenal Ladies – Winners of Match 2

Third-place Play-off, to be played on December 6th, in Tokyo

Match 5 (11:35) – Live Broadcast
Losers of Match 3 – Losers of Match 4

Final Match, to be played on December 6th, in Tokyo

Match 6 (15:10) – Live Broadcast
Winners of Match 3 – Winners of Match 4

* Some more information on the IWCC Preliminary Tournament (hitherto referred to as the “Asia Women’s Club Championship”):

Taipei-SCSC from Chinese Taipei played China’s Jiangsu Huatai FC on November 25th. The winner of that game would next play Ryukyu Deigos on the 27th, with the winner of that game qualifying for the IWCC.

Semi-Final Match, played on November 25th in Okinawa Prefecture

Jiangsu Huatai FC  4 – 2  Taipei SCSC

Final Match, to be played on November 27th in Okinawa Prefecture

Jiangsu Huatai FC  7 – 0  Ryukyu Deigos
Jiangsu Huatai FC qualify for the IWCC

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